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United States & CanadaWinter Family Adventures - Snow & Sand

HCWT 11.14.2014 22:32 0 0

 

Winter Family Adventures – Snow & Sand
Fill your holidays with these family-fun Snow & Sand getaways.

Family fun on Snow-Packed Mountain Slopes!  
•  Grab the kids, head for the slopes and enjoy a day of skiing and snowboarding this winter.  Bundle up from head to toe; share stories on the lifts; traverse a winter wonderland; sip hot chocolate in the chalet; and best of all... watch those little red-nosed kids perhaps experience their first snow outing.

•  Choose from a variety of winter sports--downhill skiing, cross- country skiing, snowboarding,
snow blading, snowshoeing, sledding, inner-tubing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and ice skating.

•  Ski early or late in the season and travel mid-week for cheaper rates than major holidays or weekends.

•  Consider smaller resorts that often offer less crowds and better rates for families--affordable lodging, discounted lessons and lift tickets, even kids skiing free.  Lessons for the kids can include 1/2 day or full-day ski/snowboard instruction, lift tickets, rental equipment, food, and supervision. Cross-country skiing costs less and offers a great alternative for enjoying the snowy wilderness.
 
•  Find resorts in the U.S. open for skiing usually from Thanksgiving through Easter.

•  Check out this sampling of family ski resorts. Accommodations range from those right on the slopes, base lodges, to others a few miles from the resort.

Family Fun on Sun-Drenched Tropical Isles!  

•  Grab the kids and fly off or set sail for a warm, tropical island. The choices are many and all you need to do is pack swim suits, sun lotion, and light clothing and leave your worries behind.

•  Check into a family resort with all the amenities. Select a suite, condo, villa, or house. All-inclusive packages include room, meals, drinks, sports and activities for one price. Other family packages are often available.

•  Choose from a variety of activities, from relaxing on the beach to going strong with every kind of island sport–swimming, snorkeling, sand castle building, sailing, tennis, golf and horseback riding.

•  Kid’s Clubs can provide organized activities from morning to night for infants to teens. Get plenty of togetherness with special programs for the whole family.

•  Take a look at this sampling of island family resorts.

 

 
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United States & CanadaWhistler's Winter Family Wonderland

HCWT 11.14.2014 20:39 0 0

 
Whistler's Winter Family Wonderland

Canada's British Columbia is known for its winter scenic terrain and family-friendly skiing on the two adjacent mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb. These slopes can accommodate some 12,000 skiers a day on dozens of trails with short waits in the numerous lift lines.

Whistler Village

Especially appealing for families, It's a winter wonderland of family adventure.Whistler Village offers the most slope-side lodging accommodations in North America. The village, nestled at the foot of the mountains, is a car-free zone and offers walking paths and over 300 shops, eateries, and lodging accommodations.

Activities

Tours of the snowy Whistler back country areas are available by dog sled, by snowshoes, and also by sitting cozy and warm in horse-drawn sleighs.

For cross-country ski buffs the Lost Lake Trails are a 10-minute walk from most village accommodations. The trail system includes 20 miles of groomed trails; nearly 3 miles are lit for nighttime Nordic rambles. Equipment rental and trail passes are available at several shops in the village.


Read more about Whistler's Winter Wonderland for Family Adventure.

 
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